After the first excitment about digital photography more and more people, professionals and amateurs, discovered or re-discovered their passion for analogic and old processes, just like Joni Sternbach, who uses a medium format camera and 19th century’s techniques, such as wet plate Collodion process ( tintype, ambrotrype, negative) as a valid contemporary tool, to create this stunning series of portraits of surfers.
Joni says: “the act of making the photograph on location is something that involves my subjects as well as myself. So when I am out there taking the picture and processing it and then fixing it in daylight, my subjects are watching as I am doing this and they are just as excited and thrilled by the result as I am. It’s live performances: art in public”. In the “SurfLand” series, she using a 20th century camera and 20th century lens. She has opted out of using antique brass lenses without a shutter.